Events at Ellerton Priory, Summer 2019

Please make a note of this date in your diary, and share it with your friends.


There has been no summer concert this year so our only organised event will be



Sunday 22nd September - 10.30 a.m to  5.30 p.m.

Heritage Open Day 



In 2019 the Priory church and churchyard will be open for National Heritage Open Days.  As always, refreshments will be available with real coffee and generous portions of Michael's near-legendary cakes and savouries. This year there will be stalls selling local produce and  plants, guidebooks and cards, second hand books, a tombola and an exhibition about bells and bell-ringing to support our acquisition last year of a pair of bells rescued from the church at Foxholes. Richard, our in-house wildlife expert, will be on hand later in the day and will be opening his moth trap to do this year's species count. Phil's celebrated tours of the whole site will begin at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. All will be happy to answer questions throughout the day.


Photo courtesy of Peter Coates

Why not bring a picnic to share with friends in the churchyard, or order lunch in Ellerton’s splendid village pub, The Boot and Shoe?  (01757 288346). Ample car parking will be available in the field adjacent to the church.

Ellerton Priory is always happy to host visits by Local History and other interested groups. If you belong to an organisation which would enjoy a private tour, with or without refreshments, or would like to use the church as a venue for an activity or occasion, you are encouraged to get in touch with the Trust (see details below). 

Keeping in touch with the Trust


Ellerton Church Preservation Trust is a Registered Charity, with the number 1052689. The address for correspondence is Knedlington Old Hall,  Asselby Road, Knedlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 7EU. If  you wish to contact the trustees for any reason, or wish to offer help or support, please feel free to e-mail yorkbear@hotmail.co.uk or ann@annsotheran.co.uk or leave a telephone message on 01430 431951. The current trustees are Richard Baker, Ann Sotheran (treasurer), Michael Thomas and Phil Thomas (chair).



Directions to Ellerton Priory

Ellerton is 14 miles south-east of York, just off the B1228 York-Howden road, accessible from the north via the A64/A1079 or from the south via the A163 at Bubwith. The Priory church is the last building at the end of the village, and access is via a fairly level grass path and two small steps (ramp and help available). We have plentiful car parking, but no dogs in the car park field, please. Nearby is The Boot and Shoe - a traditional village pub with great ales, where hearty meals can be booked in advance (01757 288346).


          Newsletters  - we apologise most humbly to all of our friends and supporters that we have not produced newsletters for last year or this.  We are still here and work is continuing in the background.  We hope very much to get back on track next year and appreciate your continuing interest and support.

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